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909, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Negligence Lawsuits

Ask An Attorney: Negligence Lawsuits Several different types of lawsuits can be brought in Pennsylvania Courts. The most common lawsuits filed in Pennsylvania are tort related. A tort is a civil wrong other than a breach of contract. This month's submission will focus on the most common type of tort, namely negligence lawsuits. Negligence lawsuit cases can range from automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, premises liability, professional negligence and/or malpractice and etc. [...]

808, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Civil Lawsuits

Ask An Attorney: Civil Lawsuits In Pennsylvania, there are two general types of civil lawsuits that can brought in a court of law. A lawsuit can be based on a contract or based on a tort. This month's article will define the basic concepts of a contract. I will explain the meaning of various torts in subsequent articles. Essentially, a contract is a legally enforceable agreement between parties. A contract can either be written [...]

707, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Preparing a Last Will & Testament

Ask An Attorney: Preparing a Last Will & Testament ANorthside Chronicle reader recently asked me about what type of information do I need to prepare a last will & testament. This month's submission will briefly answer this query. To prepare a last will & testament, a person must possess the proper testamentary capacity, namely, that the person preparing a will, known as a testator, is of sound mind. Courts in Pennsylvania start off [...]

606, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Driving Under The Influence (DUI)

Ask An Attorney: Driving Under The Influence (DUI) One of the areas of my practice is criminal law. As the summer approaches, my office always notes large increases in Driving Under the Influence DUI offenses. In fact, there are over 50,000 arrests each year in Pennsylvania for Driving Under the Influence DUI offenses. It is the most commonly committed state crime in Pennsylvania each year. This month's submission will help explain some basic [...]

505, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Landlord Tenant Disputes

Ask An Attorney: Landlord Tenant Disputes One area of law that effects numerous people on a daily basis is landlord-tenant law. This type of law effects both property owners and renters. Due to its importance, this month's article will detail some basics concerning landlord tenant disputes. Firstly, landlord tenant disputes are governed in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Landlord Tenant Act. This act describes the requirements for leases, methods for handling disputes, landlord's remedies for [...]

404, 2017

Ask An Attorney: Selecting Automobile Insurance

Ask An Attorney: Selecting Automobile Insurance In Pennsylvania, the area of automobile insurance is defined by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law. This goal of this law was to have all drivers in the state covered by automobile insurance while also keeping the costs of insurance low to aid consumers. In order to contain costs, consumers are allowed to choose the type of damages that they can pursue against other drivers who [...]

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